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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437150/cost-of-cancer-related-neutropenia-or-fever-hospitalizations-united-states-2012
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Eric Tai, Gery P Guy, Angela Dunbar, Lisa C Richardson
PURPOSE: Neutropenia and subsequent infections are life-threatening treatment-related toxicities of chemotherapy. Among patients with cancer, hospitalizations related to neutropenic complications result in substantial medical costs, morbidity, and mortality. Previous estimates for the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations are based on older and limited data. This study provides nationally representative estimates of the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431415/potential-impact-of-affordable-care-act-related-insurance-expansion-on-trauma-care-reimbursement
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John W Scott, Pooja U Neiman, Peter A Najjar, Thomas C Tsai, Kirstin W Scott, Mark G Shrime, David M Cutler, Ali Salim, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Nearly one quarter of trauma patients are uninsured and hospitals recoup less than 20% of inpatient costs for their care. This study examines changes to hospital reimbursement for inpatient trauma care if the full coverage expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were in effect. METHODS: We abstracted nonelderly adults (ages 18-64 years) admitted for trauma from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample during 2010-the last year before most major ACA coverage expansion policies...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429667/sex-based-disparities-in-venous-thromboembolism-outcomes-a-national-inpatient-sample-nis-based-analysis
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Ariela L Marshall, Adam C Bartley, Aneel A Ashrani, Rajiv K Pruthi, Urshila Durani, Wilson I Gonsalves, Prashant Kapoor, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Mustaqeem A Siddiqui, Ronald S Go
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) contributes to significant morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic burden. There is a paucity of literature regarding sex-based sociodemographic differences in VTE presentation and short-term outcomes. We aimed to compare clinical outcomes between men and women hospitalized for VTE management. We performed a retrospective analysis using data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database from 2012 to 2013. Inclusion criteria were age 18 years and older and a primary discharge diagnosis of VTE...
April 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420558/maternal-medical-complexity-impact-on-prenatal-health-care-spending-among-women-at-low-risk-for-cesarean-section
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Shayna D Cunningham, Carolina Herrera, Ifeyinwa E Udo, Katy B Kozhimannil, Eric Barrette, Urania Magriples, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Obstetric procedures are among the most expensive health care services, yet relatively little is known about health care spending among pregnant women, particularly the commercially-insured. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between maternal medical complexity, as a result of having one or more comorbid conditions, and health care spending during the prenatal period among a national sample of 95,663 commercially-insured women at low risk for cesarean delivery...
April 15, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410465/potentially-preventable-complications-in-epilepsy-admissions-the-weekend-effect
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Lianne Ho, Daniel R Kramer, Timothy Wen, Alimohammad S Moalem, David Millett, Christianne N Heck, William J Mack, Charles Y Liu
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy affects approximately 1% of the population in the United States with frequent hospital admissions accounting for a significant burden on patients and society as a whole. Weekend admissions have generally been found to have poorer outcomes compared to weekday admissions with increased rates of preventable complications, such as nationally identified "hospital-acquired conditions" (HAC). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the impact of weekend admission on HACs and mortality in the adult epilepsy population...
April 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406887/hospitalizations-for-crohn-s-disease-united-states-2003-2013
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Christopher A Malarcher, Anne G Wheaton, Yong Liu, Sujay F Greenlund, Suraj J Greenlund, Hua Lu, Janet B Croft
In 2009, an estimated 565,000 Americans had Crohn's disease (1), an inflammatory bowel disorder that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include persistent diarrhea, abdominal cramps and pain, constipation leading to bowel obstruction, and rectal bleeding.* Symptoms sometimes intensify in severity and require hospitalization and surgeries of the small intestine, colon, or rectum (2). Hospital discharge data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) were used to estimate U...
April 14, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404230/birth-outcomes-among-us-women-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
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Ilhom Akobirshoev, Susan L Parish, Monika Mitra, Eliana Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are bearing children at increasing rates. However, there is very little research about pregnancy experiences and birth outcomes among women with IDD. No studies to date have examined birth outcomes with a US population-based sample. OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to estimate the national occurrence of deliveries in women with IDD and to compare their birth outcomes to women without IDD. METHODS: We examined the 2007-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to compare birth outcomes in women with and without IDD...
April 6, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402457/analysis-of-cost-variation-in-craniotomy-for-tumor-using-2-national-databases
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Corinna C Zygourakis, Caterina Y Liu, Seungwon Yoon, Christopher Moriates, Christy Boscardin, R Adams Dudley, Michael T Lawton, Philip Theodosopoulos, Mitchel S Berger, Ralph Gonzales
BACKGROUND: There is a significant increase and large variation in craniotomy costs. However, the causes of cost differences in craniotomies remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the patient and hospital factors that underlie the cost variation in tumor craniotomies using 2 national databases: the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Vizient, Inc. (Irving, Texas). METHODS: For 41 483 patients who underwent primary surgery for supratentorial brain tumors from 2001 to 2013 in the NIS, we created univariate and multivariate models to evaluate the effect of several patient factors and hospital factors on total hospital cost...
April 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397953/physicians-attire-parents-preferences-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Turki Aldrees, Roaa Alsuhaibani, Saleh Alqaryan, Hajer Alzahrani, Sami Alharethy, Abdullah Alghunaim, Sama Alohali, Manal Bawazeer
To assess Saudi mother's preferences regarding Saudi children's physicians' attire, and its influence on the parents' level of trust and confidence. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from January to April 2014. Our sample comprised mothers of pediatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings at National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mothers answered multiple questions, including their preferences regarding male and female pediatric physicians' attire, their preferences regarding their children's physician's gender, and the impact of physician's appearance on mothers' confidence...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395017/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-strokes-in-younger-adults
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Mary G George, Xin Tong, Barbara A Bowman
Importance: While stroke mortality rates have decreased substantially in the past 2 decades, this trend has been primarily limited to older adults. Increasing trends in stroke incidence and hospitalizations have been noted among younger adults, but there has been concern that this reflected improved diagnosis through an increased use of imaging rather than representing a real increase. Objectives: To determine whether stroke hospitalization rates have continued to increase and to identify the prevalence of associated stroke risk factors among younger adults...
April 10, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393772/carotid-artery-disease-and-periprocedural-stroke-risk-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Parthasarathy D Thirumala, Sruthi Muluk, Reshmi Udesh, Amol Mehta, John Schindler, Suresh Mulukutla, Vinodh Jeevanantham, Lawrence Wechsler, Thomas Gleason
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To examine the role of carotid stenosis (CS) and other independent risk factors of perioperative stroke, following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using data from the National Inpatient Sample database for analysis, patients who underwent TAVI were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. Various preoperative and perioperative risk factors and their association with perioperative strokes were studied...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393104/safety-of-ercp-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-national-database-study
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Udayakumar Navaneethan, Basile Njei, Xiang Zhu, Kiran Kommaraju, Mansour A Parsi, Shyam Varadarajulu
Background and aims Given the limited data on the safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with liver cirrhosis, we attempted to evaluate this question using a large national database. Methods We conducted a matched case - control study using the 2010 National Inpatient Sample database in which four non-cirrhotic controls were matched randomly for every cirrhotic patient from the same 10-year age group. We compared adverse events and safety of inpatient ERCP between patients with (n = 3228) and without liver cirrhosis (controls, n = 12 912)...
April 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386042/mexican-americans-receive-less-intensive-stroke-rehabilitation-than-non-hispanic-whites
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Lewis B Morgenstern, Emma Sais, Michael Fuentes, Nneka L Ifejika, Xiaqing Jiang, Susan D Horn, Erin Case, Lynda D Lisabeth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mexican Americans (MAs) have worse neurological, functional, and cognitive outcomes after stroke. Stroke rehabilitation is important for good outcome. In a population-based study, we sought to determine whether allocation of stroke rehabilitation services differed by ethnicity. METHODS: Patients with stroke were identified as part of the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project, TX, USA. Cases were validated by physicians using source documentation...
April 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385375/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-composite-score-for-evaluating-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has developed composite quality measures for cardiac surgical procedures and lobectomy for lung cancer. This study sought to develop a composite measure for esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: The STS esophagectomy composite score is derived from two risk-adjusted outcomes: mortality and major complications. General Thoracic Surgery Database data were included from 2012 to 2014, and 95% Bayesian credible intervals were established to determine "star" ratings...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383394/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-as-a-uropathogen-in-an-irish-setting
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Aisling T Looney, Elaine J Redmond, Naomi M Davey, Padraig J Daly, Carole Troy, Brian F Carey, Ivor M Cullen
Urinary tract infections are one of the most common infectious diseases diagnosed in the community and in the hospital setting. Their treatment is complicated by drug-resistant pathogens and the colonization by microbes of indwelling urinary catheters. This study assessed the occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) uropathogens isolated for 5 consecutive years at University Hospital Waterford between 2010 and 2014. We created 4 clinically relevant subdivisions, based on urine source: hospital inpatients, patients from the Emergency Department, patients referred from their General Practitioner, and Nursing Home patients...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383369/geographic-variance-of-cost-associated-with-hysterectomy
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David Sheyn, Sangeeta Mahajan, Megan Billow, Alexandra Fleary, Emi Hayashi, Sherif A El-Nashar
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether the cost of hysterectomy varies by geographic region. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, population-based study using the 2013 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample of women older than 18 years undergoing inpatient hysterectomy for benign conditions. Hospital charges obtained from the National Inpatient Sample database were converted to actual costs using cost-to-charge ratios provided by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376358/extending-health-insurance-to-the-poor-in-india-an-impact-evaluation-of-rashtriya-swasthya-bima-yojana-on-out-of-pocket-spending-for-healthcare
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Anup Karan, Winnie Yip, Ajay Mahal
India launched the 'Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana' (RSBY) health insurance scheme for the poor in 2008. Utilising 3 waves (1999-2000, 2004-05 and 2011-12) of household level data from nationally representative surveys of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) (N = 346,615) and district level RSBY administrative data on enrolment, we estimated causal effects of RSBY on out-of-pocket expenditure. Using 'difference-in-differences' methods on households in matched districts we find that RSBY did not affect the likelihood of inpatient out-of-pocket spending, the level of inpatient out of pocket spending or catastrophic inpatient spending...
May 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372804/changing-trends-of-atherosclerotic-risk-factors-among-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Shikhar Agarwal, Karan Sud, Badal Thakkar, Venu Menon, Wael A Jaber, Samir R Kapadia
We aimed to evaluate the secular trends in demographics, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or acute ischemic stroke (AIS), using a large nationally representative data set of in-hospital admissions. We used the 2003 to 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. All admissions with primary diagnosis of AMI or AIS were included. Across 2003 to 2013, a total of 1,360,660 patients with AMI and 937,425 patients with AIS were included in the study. We noted a progressive reduction in the mean age of patients presenting with AMI and AIS (p trend <0...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371802/u-s-veteran-health-care-utilization-increases-after-caregivers-use-of-national-caregiver-telephone-support-line
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Joan M Griffin, Cari Malcolm, Pamela Wright, Emily Hagel Campbell, Margaret Kabat, Ann K Bangerter, Nina A Sayer
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the national Caregiver Support Line (CSL) in February 2011. The CSL is operated by licensed master's degree social workers who provide caregivers of veterans with information about caregiver benefits and services, counseling, and referrals to a caregiver support coordinator at the nearest VA medical center. The authors compared differences in veteran health care utilization patterns in the six months before and after a caregiver call to the CSL, hypothesizing that veterans with caregivers using the CSL had improved access to health care services and improved access increased utilization of health care...
March 25, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368543/morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-surgery-of-traumatic-c2-fractures-in-octogenarians
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Sanjay S Dhall, John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Praveen V Mummaneni, Geoffrey T Manley, Phiroz E Tarapore
BACKGROUND: Management of axis fractures in the elderly remains controversial. As the US population increasingly lives past 80 years, published C2 fracture morbidity/mortality profiles in younger cohorts (55+) have become less applicable to octogenarians. OBJECTIVE: To report associations between surgery and mortality, hospital length of stay and discharge disposition in octogenarians with traumatic C2 fractures. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 3847 patients age ≥ 80 years representing 17 702 incidents nationwide, divided into surgery/nonsurgery cohorts, using the National Sample Program of the National Trauma Data Bank from 2003 to 2012...
March 23, 2017: Neurosurgery
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